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Does the book of Revelation teach that all miracles during the end times will be of Satan?

Passage (KJV) Content Revelation 13:13-14 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth ...
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Did Jesus want John to reference Isaiah 35:4-6, and recognize the miracles as proof of His divinity?

Miracle Working "God" John was near the end of his life, siting nervously in Herod's prison. He was wondering if he had made a mistake in seeing Jesus as the one he was to be the "...
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Why was healing power attributed to St Peter's shadow?

We read in Acts 5:15: As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. We are not told ...
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Why did Jesus send the man born blind to the pool of Siloam?

When Jesus healed the man born blind in John 9, he sent him to the pool of Siloam: 1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth... 6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ...
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Why did Jesus choose to perform his first miracle at the wedding in Cana by turning water into wine?

John 2:1-11 NKJV 2 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3 And when they ran out ...
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Is John 5:1-17 a good example of Jesus healing a man with no faith?

Is John 5:1-17 (The Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath, ESV) a good example of Jesus healing a man with no faith? Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as ...
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Luke 7:29-30 How were the Pharisees to know for certain that it was God's will to be baptized by John?

Luke 7:29-30 (When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just, having been baptized with the baptism of John, but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose ...
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Is there a pun in Matthew 9:30?

After Jesus heals two blind men, he sternly warns them, 'See that no one knows about it.' I have a feeling that the word 'see' here is a reference to their previous blindness. I find it intriguing ...
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Why are there 2 variants of "feeding of the multitude" in Mark and Matthew?

Given the similarities between the two accounts (feeding the 4000 vs the 5000), it seems that these are two variants of the same event. What are the scholarly opinions about this?
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Moses' birth story, divine oversight or another trick? Exodus 2

Exodus 2:2-6 relates the story of Moses's birth, placement in the ark by his mother and sister, and subsequent discovery by pharaoh's daughter. This story clearly fits two thematic biblical patterns: ...
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Were the Hebrews slaves also killed by the hail in Exodus 9:19?

KJV Exodus 9:19 Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field; for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail ...
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The 8th miracle in the Gospel of John

This question is only for those who agree that chapter 21 of John is authentic. The seven signs of John omit the last miracle (sign) in chapter 21: Seven of Jesus' disciples caught no fish all night ...
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Are eyewitness testimonies a reliable source of evidence according to Mark 16:14?

Mark 16:14 (ESV): 14 Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those ...
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Does God approve or disapprove of convincing unbelievers through miracles?

In favor of miracles: 18 For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience—by word and deed, 19 by the power of signs and ...
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Was the healed man trying to placate the Jews by identifying Christ in John 5:15

After having met a man that had been healed on the Sabbath the Jews made it clear to him that they were not pleased by what Christ had done for him John 5:10 NIV and so the Jewish leaders said to the ...
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In John 9:10 why didn't the blind man make the connection between his healing,Jesus and Son of Man?

John 9:10 So they said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” 11 He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed and ...
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Does faith precede miracles or do miracles precede faith? [closed]

Several passages seem to present faith as a precondition for miracles: 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” 20 He said to them, “Because of your ...
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What is the spiritual meaning of the fish fragments not being gathered in John 6:13?

John 6:13 KJV Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. It is said the ...
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What relationship is there between lack of faith ("unbelief") and miracles ("mighty works") according to Matthew 13:58?

Matthew 13:58 and he did not there many mighty works, because of their unbelief. (YLT) And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief. (KJV) And he did not do many mighty works ...
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Where did the feeding of the 5000 occur?

The feeding of the 5000 is recorded in all 4 Gospels: Matthew 14:13-22 Mark 6:32-46 Luke 9:10-17 John 6:1-15 In Matthew & Mark they leave town and are in a desert place: When Jesus heard of it, ...
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Is it not odd that Abraham would use the sister-wife exploit (Gen 20:2) when Sarah was 90?

Was she made miraculously desirable? Or has this chapter been misplaced, as some have suggested? What is the best explanation of why the sister-wife exploit was used when Sarah was so old (Gen 20)?
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In what sense is speaking in tongues a sign to unbelievers? 1 Corinthians 14:22

1 Corinthians 14:22: 22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe. [...
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Isaiah 38:21 - The Cake of Figs: Medicinal or Miraculous?

Isaiah 38:21 (ESV), 21 Now Isaiah had said, “Let them take a cake of figs and apply it to the boil, that he may recover.” This verse is in response to the greater narrative regarding King Hezekiah's ...
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What was the purpose of the signs that Jesus did that were NOT written? John 20:30 [closed]

John 20:30 (ESV): 30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, ...
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Are signs, wonders and miracles evidence of an authentic divine calling or not?

According to Paul and Jesus, the signs and wonders they performed attested to the authenticity of their callings: 12 The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with ...
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Is 2 Corinthians 12:12 binding for all true apostles throughout history?

2 Corinthians 12:11-12: 11 I have been a fool! You forced me to it, for I ought to have been commended by you. For I was not at all inferior to these super-apostles, even though I am nothing. 12 The ...
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What does Jesus mean when curing a man in John 5

I came in contact with the following verse: I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. (John 5:43, KJV) However I couldn't ...
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Why does the Psalmist say the flies and frogs "devoured" and "destroyed" them in Psalms 78:45?

Psalms 78:45 ESV He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them, and frogs, which destroyed them The above text says the flies devoured them and the frogs destroyed but in the original ...
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Disciples' hard hearts in Mark 6:52 meant Jesus is unrecognized as Christ (instead of a Prophet like Elisha) for a greater miracle than 2 Kings 4:43?

Based on Mark 6:52 we notice the disciples' observations of previously Feeding 5,000-men from 5-Loaves during [Mark 6:41-44] was considered "hard-hearted" since the disciples did not ...
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Who/what is the source of the power behind the miracles, signs and wonders in Matthew 7:22?

Matthew 7:21-23 (NASB): 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me ...
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Does the use of past tense in Hebrews 2:4 indicate that signs, wonders, miracles and the gifts of the Holy Spirit had ceased?

Hebrews 2:1-4 (ESV): Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. 2 For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every ...
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Is Matthew 17:14-21 implying that miracle-working faith can be attained through prayer and fasting?

Matthew 17:14-21 (ESV): 14 And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and, kneeling before him, 15 said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he has seizures and he suffers terribly. For often ...
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Can 1 Cor 13:8-10 be used as to prove that radical Continuationism is necessarily true?

This question is prompted by an answer in C.SE claiming that the very wording of the bolded text below within 1 Cor 13:8-12 implies that prophecies, tongues and knowledge are available in the time of ...
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Matt 15:33 - Are the Disciples really this dense? What explains their inability to integrate the lesson from the recent feeding of the 5000? [closed]

Matthew 15:33-34 33 And the disciples said to him, “Where are we to get enough bread in such a desolate place to feed so great a crowd?” 34 And Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” They ...
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What signs and wonders are performed by whom? 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10

2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 (NIV): 9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10 ...
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What is the difference between gifts of healing and the working of miracles? 1 Corinthians 12

1 Corinthians 12 (ESV): 4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same ...
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Why did Christ "give strict orders" of silence regarding raising a young girl from death (Mk. 5:43)? [duplicate]

In Mark's Gospel, we read of Christ raising a 12-year-old girl from the dead. He then sternly tells those around Him (Peter, James, John, the parents) not to tell anyone about it. Here is the ...
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What is/was the significance of Jesus’s response regarding sign-seeking in John 4:48?

In response to a royal official’s plea that Jesus come heal his son, Jesus responds: Unless you (people) see signs and wonders, you (simply) will not believe. - John 4:48 NASB Why did Jesus respond ...
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Can history shed any light on the "secret arts" of the Egyptian magicians who turned their staffs into serpents?

Exodus 7:11-12 (ESV): 11 Then Pharaoh summoned the wise men and the sorcerers, and they, the magicians of Egypt, also did the same by their secret arts. 12 For each man cast down his staff, and they ...
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Why did some of the witnesses at Pentecost react with mockery in Acts 2:13?

Acts 2:12-13 (ESV): 12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.” Why did some of the witnesses ...
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Can demons manipulate the weather?

Job 1:12,16,18,19 (NIV): 12 The Lord told Satan, “Everything he has is in your power, but you must not lay a hand on him!” Then Satan left the Lord’s presence. [...] 16 While he was still speaking, ...
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Is Jesus' description of the Holy Spirit as "rivers of living water flowing from within" a metaphor for a conscious supernatural experience?

In John 7:37-39 (NIV), Jesus describes the presence of the Holy Spirit inside a person as "rivers of living water flowing from within": 37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, ...
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Is the promise of "works" in John 14:12 only for the apostles or for Christians in all ages?

John 14:8-14 (NIV) says: ⁸Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” ⁹Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? ...
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Was there something significant to the Israelites about the third miracle in Exodus 4:8?

God sends Moses to the Israelites to tell them that he is about to redeem them but Moses makes it clear that they might not believe him.Having perfomed the first two miracles it seems Moses goes on to ...
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Was Philip teleported to Azotus by the Holy Spirit in Acts 8:38-40?

Acts 8:38-40 reads: 38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of ...
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Did the Roman soldier actually meet Christ as alluded in Matthew 8:5-6?

Matthew 8:5-6 NLT 5 When Jesus returned to Capernaum, a Roman officer[b] came and pleaded with him, 6 “Lord, my young servant[c] lies in bed, paralyzed and in terrible pain.” In the above texts ...
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What is the significance of using water in Jesus's first miracle?

Jesus's first miracle John 2 When they started running low on wine at the wedding banquet, Jesus’ mother told him, “They’re just about out of wine”...Jesus ordered the servants, “Fill the pots with ...
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In Acts 2:6, was the miracle in the speaking or the hearing at Pentecost?

I have a few questions about tongues during the Pentecost event in acts. Here is the main verse : And when this sound was heard, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every ...
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Why did Jesus ask some recipients of miracles to report to the priests and some he told to speak to no one?

Jesus performed many miracles while on earth. We see that in some cases the healed person is told to keep the matter private (e.g. Mark 1:44, Matt 9:30); but in other cases the person is told to ...
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Why did the Apostle Paul leave Trophimus sick, while Epaphroditus was also sick to the point of death in Philippians 2:27?

If the Apostle Paul still had the power to heal why would he leave Trophimus sick, while Epaphroditus was also sick to the point of death in Philippians 2:27 and encouraged Timothy to use a little ...
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